Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 300.00

Published Date

April 4, 2007

Opening Date

April 25, 2007


Bid Category

Deep Wells Drilling & Construction



1.       The Government of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply to apply pat of funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract ORWERB/DW/002/2007 for Deep Wells Drilling and Construction.

2.       The Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible bidders or the construction of the following numbers of boreholes:

Deep Wells Lots

L. No.


No. Deep Wells (60-180m)

Lot 1

West Showa, East Wollega & West Wollega


Lot 2

North Showa & South West Showa


Lot 3

Borena & Guji


Lot 4

East Hararge


Total of Deep Well lots


3.      The award will be decided on a lot basis. Bidders may bid for any one or more lots. However, no bidders will be allocated more than 1 (One) lot per drilling rig. To qualify for two lots bidders must show proof that they have constructed at list 50 boreholes per rig per years, and to qualify for three or more lots bidders must show proof that they have constructed at list 75 boreholes.

4.      Bidding will be conducted thorough the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedure specified in the World Banks Guidelines: Procurement under IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Bids shall be valid for a period of ninety (90) days after bid opening. Bids must be accompanied by bid security of not less than 2% f the total bid price. They shall be delivered to Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau, 4th floor, Room Number 401, Finfinnee on or before April 25, 2007, 2:00 P.M. Bids shall be opened at 2:30 P.M. April 25, 2007 at Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau Conference Hall in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6.      Minimum qualifications required for the award of single and multiple contracts include the following (i) ownership (or existing lease) of one suitable drilling rig for one lot, (ii) drilling of at least 25, 50 and 75 boreholes with in each of the last five years for one, two and above more than two lots consecutively and should have successfully carried out at least 2 similar contracts within past five years, (iii) annual average turnover equipment to the bid price, (iv) liquid assets of at least 1/3 of the bid price and (v) experienced drilling team for each lots. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased directly from the Oromia Water Resources Bureau 4th floor, Room Number 401, Finfinnee, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 300 by interested bidders on submission of a written application.

Oromia Regional Water Resources Development Bureau
4rh Floor, Room Number 401
Tel. No. 251 165 58 374
Finfinnee (Addis Ababa)


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